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Phoenix Industries closes in Crookston, leaving city with unpaid $157,000 loan

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Phoenix Industries, one of Crookston's major employers for more than two decades, has shut its doors and apparently gone out of business, said the mayor and other city leaders.


Phoenix owes the city almost $104,000 through a federally backed business loan program.

Ralph Pester, chairman of Phoenix's board, said told The Herald he had no comment.

Company Manager Marcel Champagne did not return a call Monday.

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